Campus Stories

For the Record, Oct. 31, 2014
For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Teacher leaders
The University of Delaware's School of Education has launched an online master's degree to meet the growing need for teacher leaders.
Learning about Ebola
The U.S. health care system is capable of identifying and treating the Ebola virus, University of Delaware faculty members said during a presentation Tuesday, Oct. 28.
Ag Olympics
The inaugural University of Delaware Ag Olympics was held Oct. 25 next to the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources dairy farm on South Campus.
Urban agriculture
Urban community and school gardens, and urban farms have been springing up all throughout the state and many of these have been helped along the way by the University of Delaware's Cooperative Extension program.
Optimal function
Ashly Ash, who had her right leg amputated at age 4, will test a specialized prosthesis for optimal function during a visit to the BADER Consortium laboratory at UD's STAR Campus.
Homecoming 2014
The University of Delaware celebrated Homecoming 2014 from Oct. 12-19, with a large number of UD students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends participating in a variety of events, activities and celebrations on campus.
Online mentoring
Two UD offices are teaming with the Army's Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground to pilot a new eMentoring initiative to encourage and guide STEM students at the University.
Make winter count
Winter Session, UD's special term between fall and spring semesters, is offering new options this year to better meet student interests.
F.A.Q.
The University of Delaware's Winter Session 2015 offers a variety of options for students. Here are some frequently asked questions.
Exercise counseling
The University of Delaware's Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology is now offering exercise counseling services at the Nurse Managed Health Center.
Expert perspective
James R. Doty, leading authority on accounting regulation, shared breakfast and advice with UD students before delivering an address as part of the Weinberg Speaker Series.
SunShot Workshop
Attendees from universities, companies, national labs and the Department of Energy turned out for the Third SunShot Thin-Film Photovoltaics Workshop at UD.
Strategic planning town hall meetings
UD's Models for the New American Research University strategic planning working group has scheduled a series of campus town halls for October and November.
New Vita Nova
Students and faculty enjoy the newly renovated Vita Nova student-run restaurant, and hold a luncheon to celebrate donors Jayne and Chris Malfitano.
Application fee waiver
Gov. Jack Markell, the University of Delaware and Delaware State University have announced that the schools will waive their college application fees for Delaware's high school seniors when they apply during College Application Month.
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Five myths about Halloween

Washington Post, Oct. 27, 2014

Joel Best, professor of sociology at the University of Delaware, refutes many common myths about Halloween as the holiday approaches.

Poet laureate's job? Maybe it's leading horse to water

The News Journal, Oct. 25, 2014

Fleda Brown, University of Delaware professor emerita, discussed her time in the state as both an English professor and as the Delaware poet laureate.

UD's Lerner College offers doctorate in big data analysis

Delaware Business Daily, Oct. 24, 2014

The University of Delaware's new doctoral program in financial services analytics, under the direction of Bintong Chen, professor of business administration, will teach students to perform detailed research and analysis on “big data” in the business world.

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